Leps beat Bay City in opener

   The Van Vleck Leopards edged the Bay City Blackcats 7-6 for the opening game of the season for both teams at Van Vleck Feb. 24.
   The Leopards were leading 2-1 after five innings.
   But the Blackcats exploded with a five-run sixth inning to bring the score 6-2.
    Van Vleck returned the favor in the seventh inning with a five-run tally of its own.
   The game’s winning pitcher was Leopard sophomore Jace MacKenzie.
   Bay City junior Francisco Diaz gets the loss.
   Van Vleck will continue their season with the varsity heading to the Brazos tournament Thursday-Saturday.
   Bay City will play Sinton Feb. 27 at the Cuero Tournament, followed by tourney games against Cuero and Luling.
   Van Vleck is coached by Jacob Cadle, while the Blackcats’ skipper is Austin Molinaro.

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